Back from beyond, from where and for how long, is anyone's guess... They say you cannot add a single second to your life by worrying, but I am doing my best to prove otherwise. I have indeed been very AWOL from WOYWW? Very AWOL. I've had bit of a rough time at home with baby Ruby and new mummy life. I feel like I have been living on another planet and stuck in a time warp. I could write a book, but will I save you all from the tales of many tears and woe.
In a nutshell baby Ruby's feeding and weight gain issues have been one major 24/7 roller-coaster ride and we would now really like to get off please.Turns out it was all down to a restricted tongue that doesn't want to play along making it very difficult for my wee girl to suck. An operation was planned until further examinations proved it would be too risky and unlikely to improve the situation. So back to popping, clicking and dribbling with a bottle. But we, and 100 bibs a day, are getting there and now we just want to move forward and get our lives back. No matter how many nice things folk say to a new mum, how many other mums you meet, you worry and doubt. Obsessively. All the time. About everything.
So, as you can imagine ye olde craft table is feeling a little rejected and I have had to postpone a fair amount of design work and guest spots just to create some breathing space, be nice to myself and gain a grasp on reality again. Can't wait to start again soon, just awaiting the return of some of my sanity
Nevertheless, there are a few sparks of inkyness. I have an article on Scrap Cards in October's Craft Stamper. I even made the cover...Now of course you are all going to run out and buy a copy but just in case the floods hold you back and your Ark isn't ready I have a spare copy up for grabs. Fancy this Spooktacular issue? Let me know below and I will get it off to someone.
Yesterday I had a great morning out with my girl. We just wandered into town, had a cuppa (and a bottle) together and did some people-watching.
An ordinary day from the outside but a long awaited bit of bliss for us two...and definitely enough reason for bright pink, jazz leggings and a ra-ra skirt!
A simple gal with a passion for imagery, composition and detail. Enjoying the freedom, adventure and sanctuary of dabbling, stamping, paper art and...just being. Hope you enjoy your visit, do linger a while.
After many travels, a lifetime of dance and 13 years in Holland, time for a trip back home. My musical Belgian hubby, baby Ruby and I nestle in Lovely Ludlow and still need to paint our little Victorian terrace...
Thank you very much for taking the time to be here. I am grateful to all the artists, renown or yet undiscovered, who inspire me. I am learning, discovering and creating everyday and I hope you may also partake in this journey. I strive to find my own originality and creativity to produce individual hand-made pieces. If you would like to refer to any of my designs or photographs, it would be greatly appreciated if you would please credit them to me and this blog. Thank you.